Session Descriptions

Symposia are scheduled on each congress day and will last 2 hours each. Lecturers will give general information on the main topics of the congress. Special insight will be covered in Teaching courses and Focused workshops.

Duration: 120 minutes


Focused workshops (FW) will be held in the morning and last for 1.5 hours. They will cover narrow topics and will aim to promote discussion around new ideas, evidence or theories. Ample time for discussion will be provided.

Duration: 90 minutes

Special Sessions (SpS) cover topics of special interest, prepared by a certain interest group, or disease sub-specialty in order to engage on a discussion with the audience.

Duration: 90 minutes




TCs are held on each congress day in the afternoon.  This relatively didactic format is best suited to sharing knowledge to improve the quality of clinical care, research and educational practice. All TCs are aimed primarily at a post-graduate audience. There are 3 levels of TCs:

  • Level 1 (Introductory): Aimed primarily at neurologists in training, or those wishing to refresh/update their basic knowledge in the field. Level 1 can also be suitable for undergraduates or general trainees with a particular interest.
  • Level 2 (standard): Assumes familiarity with basic clinical knowledge and practice, aimed at specialist trainees or practitioners wishing to update and further develop their knowledge in the field.
  • Level 3 (advanced): Aimed at specialist trainees or practitioners with a particular interest in that field, covering the latest advances of particular interest to a specialist audience.

Duration: 3 hours (2 x 90 minutes with a 30-minute refreshment break)

TCs are not included in the registration fee, but must be booked in addition when registering for a fee of € 38/ €25, availability permitting.


The case-based workshops (CbW) are to support knowledge and practice in clinical diagnosis and management in a format, which requires the attendees to actively participate, with opportunities for direct discussion/contact with leading experts to discuss pre-prepared cases. For a limited number of 60 participants only.

Duration: 90 minutes

CbWs are not included in the registration fee, but must be booked in addition when registering for a fee of €38/€25, availability permitting.


These sessions allow to give a critical overview of the current and most recent advances on key topics, share knowledge, stimulate debate and forge opinions on controversial issues of clinical care, research, educational practice and therapy.

duration: 90 minutes


These sessions (IaS) are open for all participants. Through an interactive voting system via the EAN congress App, the opinions of colleagues will be collected and displayed during the session.

Duration: 90 minutes


This format shall allow to share and improve knowledge on: “how to best write an academic paper”; “how to plan and organize a clinical or scientific study”; “how to apply for a grant”, “how to get a paper accepted” etc… These sessions (CdS) are open for all participants and primarily aim at a post-graduate audience.

Duration: 90 minutes